Sunday, June 25, 2017

I Believe in Miracles!

The Zone!

Crazy Clouds

First of all happy Father's Day. We had a good week and saw some miracles.

So this week was transfers, there were only 3 changes in our entire
zone. So it won't be too hard to get to know the new faces.

One miracle that happened was we went to meet a former investigator,
Hank, and he let us in and remembered just about everything that the
missionaries had taught him previously, including the word of wisdom.
He had just poured some tea before we got there and when talking to us
he just said, "I know I shouldn't be drinking his" and so after our
lesson he was invited to pour it out and he did! He invited him to a
baptismal date and time church and he agreed to both. We followed up
with him throughout the week and Saturday he said he would be there.

Unfortunately Sunday when going to make sure he was awake and still
committed to coming, he wasn't home. So we left to head towards church
and we see him out walking his dog! But he told us he wouldn't come
this week. So that's something to work on this coming week, to
progress him and build a burning desire!

On Sunday we had a really cool lesson with a man named Jonathan. When
Jonathan was 18 he lived in a bad part of town and the house he was
living in got "shot up" and he was hit between the shoulder blades and
caused him to be paralyzed. And so he has been confined to a
wheelchair for the last 20 years. But he is very self sufficient, he
has a full-time job, he drives, and lives a normal life. But he has
been struggling financially the past little bit, anyways we were able
to have an awesome lesson with him, and invited him to baptism, it was
a soft invite, he didn't accept it but he didn't say no. He just said
he needs to learn more. He's an awesome guy and the gospel would
benefit him tremendously, I'm confident as he continues to read, pray,
and starts coming to church he will accept the gospel into his life.

John  is still an interesting case, he is really awesome at
praying daily, he reads most days but isn't 100% at it, and he has
been to church a few times. But he still hasn't received his answer
about the church or the Book of Mormon. I guess I just need to focus
my studies more on how to help him, and to focus our lessons more on
the Doctrine of Christ.

We had a strange lesson with Eddie this week, we were talking about
prayer and at the end of the lesson we invited him to pray. He said
that he didn't want to, so I said I would pray. And right before I
prayed he said that he didn't feel like asking for anything so he got
up and went inside. It was pretty strange.

Things are good, Kansas is super hot. The humidity is really awful,
it's impossible to cool down, the shade is just as hot as in the sun.

I love Kansas and my mission so much, I've learned a ton and am
learning more every day.

Have a great week!

- Elder Andrasko

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Book of Mormon Stories

This week was a bike was rather awful.

So we went over on miles so we were parked for a week. My bike is
pretty bad so it made it even worse.

So we biked all over town, because none of investigators live next to
each other.

We started teaching this super awesome guy named Jonathan, he is in a
wheelchair. So we had a pretty good lesson with him about the
restoration. He works a lot, which is good, so it's hard to catch up
with him. He wasn't able to come to church this week, but hopefully in
the future.

One cool thing that happened was we went to try a former investigator,
but she didn't live there anymore. But we met a cool girl named
Emarie, (spelling?). But she was super nice and willing to listen, then
her mom came home. And she was super nice! In fact she even gave us
ice pops!! It was great.

One funny thing that happened this week is all of the pizza we ate!!
Three dinners in a row we had pizza, needless to say it wasn't a good
combination with biking.

We had a pretty good week with John, we got him more committed to
reading the Book of Mormon more, and he did it! He read 8 chapters in
a day! John is so awesome, I have no doubt that he will, get baptized

Eddie has been doing OK, he is still struggling with the word of
wisdom. But we have been helping him to pray often, he hasn't been
reading as often.

Sorry for the short email, but not a whole lot to write about this
week. But love y'all and have a great week!

- Elder Andrasko

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Stayin' Alive

Hey one and all!

So this last week was pretty sweet!!

So Tuesday we went on exchanges, and once again I went to Hiawatha!
Well we actually went past Hiawatha  to Sabetha, and we had a few
people to try but other than that we just went on foot tracking the
whole day! Now I haven't walked all day for a very long time, not
since December and by the end of it my feet were sore as can be. But
we met 2 people who said we could come back! Yay 😁😁 then at the end
of the day Elder Anderson took me to see a few sights in town, one of
them was a weeping angel...if you've seen Dr. Who you would know that
these things are no good, but it wasn't like the actual one from the
show but it is an angel that is in fact weeping. And it came out
before the show did so it still counts. But we had fun and stayed up
wayyy to late. And while I was gone the elders had a great lesson with
our investigator.

Wednesday there wasn't really anything to talk about, we saw our investigator.
He's still struggling with a few things, but he is slowly progressing.
The neat thing is he is really getting into the Book of Mormon, now we
just need to have him pray more and start coming to church.

So this week we have been getting referrals like crazy, mostly people
who speak English from the Spanish missionaries. One we received was
all the way out in the middle of nowhere, but he was a cool guy, and
as it turns out he is already a member. But he has a non-member
girlfriend whose name is Egypt, so that's pretty neat. The only
downside is that they are planning  on moving to Lawrence, so we'll
have to get their new address and have missionaries there go see them.

So that was on Thursday -  we also saw another contact Thursday -  and had a
super good lesson on the plan of salvation. She has been reading the
children's Book of Mormon to her kids and everyone has been loving it.
So they had a few questions for us from their reading. She is
super awesome and is looking for a church for her kids, she's super
accepting of everything, we just need to commit her to living the

Friday we had a lot of appointments fall through, but we met a nice
lady. We were supposed to have an investigator come to soccer but she
never showed so that was lame.

Saturday was awesome! So we started a 24 hour mission wide fast to
help us change. And we definitely saw some miracles from that. So
first off we met some really sick people. We had an awesome spiritual
lesson with John W  this week, we weren't able to see him for a
few days due to him being sick or gone, but when we saw him he related
to us a dream he had. In his dream he saw a pillar of light near his
feet on the bed, and in this light was God and Jesus and they told
him, "As long as you believe in me I'll take care of you". John isn't
quite sure how to interpret the dream, but hopefully today at church
he received some revelation and an answer to if he should get
baptized. We also found out that John had never prayed about the Book
of Mormon, we had invited him to do that a lot, but he never got
around to it. So we were able to read Moroni 10 with him and pray with
him if the Book of Mormon is true. The spirit was so strong, it was
awesome. John said he was 110% committed to coming to church.

Then John came to church!! He's still waiting for his answer, I think
we need to follow up with him. But it was an awesome awesome day. Then
for dinner the members had a super nice camera and we took some nice

So anyways we as a mission have all committed to being 100% obedient
this entire month. Our mission president said it'll be a super hard
month, but if we are committed to it we will all baptize and reach our
triple digit vision as a mission!! Which is 100 baptisms in a month.

Anyways this week was great, lots of fun and good progression in our

Love y'all and have a good week!

- Elder Andrasko